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State rep forum highlights similarities and differences among candidates

June 8, 2018
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The three candidates for the 11th Suffolk District seat—incumbent Rep. Liz Malia, Charles Clemons Muhammad, and Ture Turnbull—all had similar stances on many topics discussed during a forum on June 5, but differed subtly on topics such as supportive housing at the Shattuck Hospital campus, extending state tax holidays, the effectiveness of the Plan:...
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Community deeply divided about supportive housing at Shattuck Hospital campus

May 25, 2018
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A deeply contentious public hearing about the proposal to put supportive housing on the Shattuck Campus led to conflicting priorities being expressed from the community. Residents argued that the planning process for the land should be more inclusive of the community’s concerns, that the Shattuck campus should be returned to parkland, or that supportive...
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Residents want wider sidewalks, safer intersections for Centre/South streets project

May 25, 2018
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About 30 residents congregated at a public meeting held by the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) on May 14 to learn about the design planning schedule and contribute ideas and concerns about the Centre/South streetscape project from Jackson Square to Forest Hills.          Residents generally felt strongly about increased safety for pedestrians and cyclists, and...
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Residentes quieren aceras más anchas, intersecciones más seguras en Centre y South

May 25, 2018
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En una reunión pública presentada por el Departamento de Transporte de Boston (BTD) el 14 de mayo, aproximadamente 30 residentes congregaron para aprender sobre el horario de diseño y contribuir ideas y quejas sobre el proyecto de Centre y South Streets entre Jackson Square y Forest Hills. Por lo general, los residentes querían más...
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Boston gang member pleads guilty to distributing crack cocaine at Mildred Hailey Apartments

May 25, 2018
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In a federal court, Jarrod “Rizz” Simmons, 21, pleaded guilty to distributing crack cocaine at Mildred C. Hailey Apartments, according to a press release. Simmons will face sentencing on July 31, 2018. According to the press release, following a two-year investigation, Simmons and eight co-defendants were charged in January of 2018 in connection with...
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Zoning Committee deadlocks on 106 Forest Hills St. development

May 11, 2018
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Abutters were angry and committee members were divided at a Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) Zoning Committee meeting on May 2 regarding a proposed development of a 13,000-square-foot residential building at 106 Forest Hills St. The proposed project would demolish an existing building to build a new one with nine residential units and 10...
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Punto muerto acerca del proyecto de 106 Forest Hills Street

May 11, 2018
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Miembros del Comité de Urbanización y vecinos se enfrentaron en una reunión de JPNC el 2 de mayo respecto al propuesto desarrollo de un edificio residencial de 1.200 metros cuadrados en 106 Forest Hills St. El propuesto proyecto demuele un edificio existente para construir uno nuevo con nueve unidades residenciales y 10 lugares de...
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Jamaica Pond Pathways planning places priority on landscaping and infrastructure

April 27, 2018
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The first community meeting about the $4 million Jamaica Pond Pathways improvements project was held on April 10. About 20 people attended the meeting to share their thoughts about the priorities and strategies for the improvements. The City’s capital budget has allocated $4,060,000 to the project, but the budget for construction will be more...
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JPNC’s housing committee talks Shattuck Hospital, JP/Rox

April 27, 2018
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The Housing and Economic Development Committee of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) met on April 17 to discuss the Shattuck Hospital campus, the Arborway Yard, and the JP/Rox transportation study. The committee discussed the planning process for what will happen to the campus of the Shattuck Hospital. The state is relocating Shattuck’s existing...
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JP Kids: KidsArts serves young JP artists after school and in summer

April 27, 2018
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KidsArts, officially known as The Jamaica Plain Multicultural After-school Arts Program, is a nonprofit organization operating in the Unitarian Universalist Church at 6 Eliot St. and has after-school and summer program for young artists. The after-school program began in 1986 at the Jamaica Plain Firehouse Arts Center, where JP Licks is currently located, but...
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